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caption: A cyclist dances alongside members of the Seattle Quarantine Parade, Lindsey Hornickel and Darcy Newby, right, on Friday, May 8, 2020, at the intersection of Corliss Avenue North and North 40th Street in Seattle.
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A cyclist dances alongside members of the Seattle Quarantine Parade, Lindsey Hornickel and Darcy Newby, right, on Friday, May 8, 2020, at the intersection of Corliss Avenue North and North 40th Street in Seattle.
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Photos: A night with the Seattle Quarantine Parade

Hank Lomasney had all of the ingredients for a parade -- an old beat up '88 pick-up truck, fog machines, lights, and speakers.

"I'm from New Orleans, so kind of anything is an excuse for a parade," he said.

“We do a big Christmas thing every year and we’ve got tons of Christmas lights and stuff like that -- lasers, and yeah, it just made sense to throw it all on the truck.”

“And it looks really terrible, I mean, everything’s held on with duct tape.”

The Seattle Quarantine Parade started driving through quiet Seattle neighborhoods in mid-April in the midst of the pandemic.

The music brings people first to their windows, then outside, and then occasionally to the sidewalk for spontaneous socially-distant dance parties with neighbors.

“It’s a few minutes of fun for a neighborhood," Lomasney said. “I think the social interaction that we’re accustomed to has just been taken away."

“When you’re inside and it’s quiet for a month and then you can step outside and there’s your neighbors and everyone can dance a little bit, it’s pretty cool.”

Below are scenes from Friday, May 8, as the Seattle Quarantine Parade made its way through the Wallingford neighborhood.

caption: Wallingford residents watch as the Seattle Quarantine Parade drives through the neighborhood with music, dancing and a fog machine, on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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Wallingford residents watch as the Seattle Quarantine Parade drives through the neighborhood with music, dancing and a fog machine, on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Members of the Seattle Quarantine Parade, Lindsey Hornickel and Darcy Newby, right, dance while driving through the Wallingford neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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Members of the Seattle Quarantine Parade, Lindsey Hornickel and Darcy Newby, right, dance while driving through the Wallingford neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Member of the Seattle Quarantine Parade, Jordan Crump, taps the side of the truck along to the music while driving through the Wallingford neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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Member of the Seattle Quarantine Parade, Jordan Crump, taps the side of the truck along to the music while driving through the Wallingford neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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caption: A Wallingford resident dances along to the music as the Seattle Quarantine Parade drives by on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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A Wallingford resident dances along to the music as the Seattle Quarantine Parade drives by on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: The Seattle Quarantine Parade, including members Lindsey Hornickel, left, and Darcy Newby, right, drives through the Wallingford neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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The Seattle Quarantine Parade, including members Lindsey Hornickel, left, and Darcy Newby, right, drives through the Wallingford neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Hank Lomasney points to Wallingford residents as they cheer for the Seattle Quarantine Parade on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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Hank Lomasney points to Wallingford residents as they cheer for the Seattle Quarantine Parade on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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caption: Wallingford residents cheer and play a trumpet as the Seattle Quarantine Parade drives by on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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Wallingford residents cheer and play a trumpet as the Seattle Quarantine Parade drives by on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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caption: A Wallingford resident looks out of a window as the Seattle Quarantine Parade passes by on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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A Wallingford resident looks out of a window as the Seattle Quarantine Parade passes by on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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caption: Wallingford residents are shown dancing in the street in a rearview mirror behind the Seattle Quarantine Parade on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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Wallingford residents are shown dancing in the street in a rearview mirror behind the Seattle Quarantine Parade on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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caption: Wallingford residents watch happily as the Seattle Quarantine Parade passes by on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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Wallingford residents watch happily as the Seattle Quarantine Parade passes by on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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caption: Wallingford residents follow along as the Seattle Quarantine Parade, including Lindsey Hornickel, left, and Darcy Newby, right, drives through the neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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Wallingford residents follow along as the Seattle Quarantine Parade, including Lindsey Hornickel, left, and Darcy Newby, right, drives through the neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Wallingford residents watch from a window as the Seattle Quarantine Parade passes by on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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Wallingford residents watch from a window as the Seattle Quarantine Parade passes by on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Seattle Quarantine Parade member Darcy Newby dances to the music while driving through the Wallingford neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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Seattle Quarantine Parade member Darcy Newby dances to the music while driving through the Wallingford neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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caption: A Wallingford resident cheers and gives a thumbs up for the Seattle Quarantine Parade as it drives through the neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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A Wallingford resident cheers and gives a thumbs up for the Seattle Quarantine Parade as it drives through the neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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caption: Bethany Morrow, left, shares a kiss with partner Jeremy Lightsmith, right, after dancing along to the music as the Seattle Quarantine Parade drove through their neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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Bethany Morrow, left, shares a kiss with partner Jeremy Lightsmith, right, after dancing along to the music as the Seattle Quarantine Parade drove through their neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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caption: The sun sets on downtown Seattle as the Seattle Quarantine Parade makes it's way through the Wallingford neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
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The sun sets on downtown Seattle as the Seattle Quarantine Parade makes it's way through the Wallingford neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2020, in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer